Education Assistant – Special Needs – Lead

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    Government of Western Australia
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 days ago
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Department of Education Independent Public School – South Metropolitan Education Region Cloverdale Education Support Centre Education Assistant – Special Needs – Lead 00038639 EA (LEAD), $34.41 per hour (EA (Gov) GA 2019)

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS645039

This is a permanent part-time (0.36FTE) position commencing Term 1, 2021

Do you have what it takes to be part of an innovative school community, where you are challenge to create the best learning environment for students?

Cloverdale Education Support Centre (ESC) is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated Education Assistant (Special Needs – lead). 

Education Assistant – Special Needs (Lead) support Teachers to fulfil the Department of Education’s strategic direction Every Child, Every classroom, Every day. They assist in delivering planned educational programs and create supportive and inclusive learning environments.

You will perform tasks which require problem solving, decision making, and organisational activities along with employing strategies and processes to achieve student outcomes. Activities may occur within or outside the school.

It is desirable for applicants to be familiar with the principles of Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communications Handicapped Children (TEACCH), positive behaviour support and other relevant instructional methodologies. You will ideally know how to lead a team and be confident in sharing your expertise and knowledge to all staff.

As an Education Assistant – Special Needs (Lead) you will provide support and advice to school personnel, including administrators, teachers and other education assistants, on the management of students across phases of schooling. This role will require you to be familiar with the school’s improvement plan, business plan and operational plans and actively support your colleagues to achieve goals and targets.

It is desirable for the Education Assistant – Special Needs (Lead) to have a comprehensive knowledge of digital technologies and computer software. They lead the implementation of individual student and small group programs, as well as documented plans.

Suitable applicants will be expected to maintain records regarding individual student progress, assist in the development and implementation of specialised education intervention programs such as TEACCH, sensory programs, numeracy, literacy and Augmentative and Alternative Communication strategies.

You will be required to provide feed-back on education programs, participate in the evaluation process relating to the achievement of IEPs and lead the team of education assistants in your phase of schooling.

This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position. 

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements (selection criteria):

  • Considerable knowledge and understanding of the delivery of education programs and/or behaviour management plans; and ability to identify problems and assist teachers and other Education Assistants in the development of strategies and solutions.
  • Well developed oral communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to lead, mentor, coach, induct and train other Education Assistants and professional teams, including providing advice and evaluating education programs.
  • Well developed written communication skills, including report writing, and the ability to coordinate, collect and present student data at a whole school community level in a meaningful way.
  • Well developed organisational skills, including the ability to coordinate staff rosters and relief to assist in the delivery of effective education programs
  • Applications will be assessed against these work related (selection criteria) of the position. The business needs of the school may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.

    The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

    Further information about Cloverdale Education Support Centre can be found by visiting or .

    Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available

    For further job related information:

    Please contact Deborah Taylor, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9438 7850 or emailing

    Application Instructions

    All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.

    Your application should include:

  • A three (3) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements (selection criteria), in context of the role and business needs of the school
  • A CV of up to two (2) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees (one being your current line manager)
  • It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.

    You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.

    After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.

    If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.

    Eligibility and training requirements

    Employees will be required to :

  • Obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment
  • Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check
  • Complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement
  • Complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy
  • Complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.
  • Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
  • Education Assistants working with Kindergarten students may be required to have, or be actively working towards, a Certificate lll in Education Support (or approved equivalent) in order to meet the educator-to-student ratio outlined in the National Quality Standard for Early Childhood Education and Care.

    Approved equivalent qualifications are published by the .

    The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

    Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Monday, 21 September 2020




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    WORK TYPE:  Permanent – Part Time FTE:  0.36 LOCATION:  Cloverdale CLOSING DATE:  2020-09-21 4:30 PM